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Stamford Hill

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


This is an Iron Age Round above the River Neet near Stratton. Centuries after it was built, the eponymous Civil War battle was fought here. The Earl of Stamford (Parliamentarian) got there first with his troops and set up on the hill, allegedly using the round as an emplacement for their guns. But despite having twice as many soldiers as the Royalists, they lost dismally.

Apparently Rough Tor and Brown Willy are "conspicuous though distant objects" from this point.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th May 2015ce

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